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Post-election ad space deals won't last

Nov 8, 2012
For months, political advertising glutted the airwaves in election swing states like Ohio, Florida and New Hampshire. Now that the election is over, there are cheap openings for regular advertisers. But they won't last long.
Posted In: 2012 election, advertising

Gallup always thinking about changes, tweaks

Nov 8, 2012
This election, in part driven by the discrepancy between most media analysis and Nate Silver's data-driven electoral model, has prompted a debate about polling in the new media landscape. Frank Newport, of Gallup, says his polling still works but could be tweaked.
Posted In: Gallup, 2012 elections, Unemployment, Barack Obama

Latino voters grow in number, political importance

Nov 8, 2012
With the election over and the numbers in, pollsters are now combing through the data to tell us who voted and what they were saying when they cast their votes. This year's big surprise: Latino turnout.
Posted In: Latino voters

Young voters turn out for Obama

Nov 8, 2012
Despite fickle reputation, the Millennial generation may stay party-loyal.
Posted In: 2012 election, millennials, Barack Obama, Republicans

Among the winners in 2012? Pollsters

Nov 8, 2012
Polls drew a lot of eyeballs to media sites this election, but creating a good poll isn't so easy.
Posted In: news media, polls, 2012 election

A balance sheet of 'political capital'

Nov 7, 2012
President Obama and House Republicans both say they have it, but who has more?
Posted In: Barack Obama, Congress, fiscal cliff

For a small business owner, taxes are the key to their vote

Nov 7, 2012
We check back in with Olalah Njenga, a small business owner and formerly undecided voter.
Posted In: njenga, 2012 election, Mitt Romney, Barack Obama, Taxes

What are your favorite election phrases?

Nov 7, 2012
A look at words, taglines and phrases that came out of past elections. Which were your favorites?
Posted In: 2012 election

Obama re-election douses Wall Street

Nov 7, 2012
Share prices tanked the day after Obama’s re-election. Wall Street had rooted for Romney and his corporate, investment and personal tax cuts.
Posted In: 2012 election, Wall Street

On the influence of money in politics

Nov 7, 2012
Revisiting the issue of money and its role in politics in this country.
Posted In: campaign finance, campaign contributions, super PACs

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